Justin Timberlake and Jessica Biel tie the knot in Italy

  • Justin Timberlake and Jessica Biel have married in southern Italy, according to People magazine.

    "It's great to be married, the ceremony was beautiful and it was so special to be surrounded by our family and friends," the couple told the U.S. celebrity magazine in an exclusive statement.

    People said it would carry a story with full details and exclusive photos of the wedding next week's edition.

    This is the first wedding for singer-actor Timberlake, 31, and Total Recall star Biel, 30, who have been dating since 2007.

    They announced their engagement at the start of this year.

    Timberlake previously dated pop singer Britney Spears and actress Cameron Diaz.

    He rose to fame as a member in boy band N'Sync and embarked on a successful solo music career before moving into films. He played Napster founder Sean Parker in the Oscar-nominated Facebook film The Social Network.

    Biel started her career on television in the family drama 7th Heaven and later went on to star in movies including remakes of Texas Chainsaw Massacre and The A-Team.